March 23rd Events

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March 23rd, 2007 (March 23 2007)EventBurnley Tunnel catastrophe occurs in Melbourne, Australia.
March 23rd, 2007 (March 23 2007)EventIranian Navy seize Royal Navy personnel in Iraqi waters.
March 23rd, 2006 (March 23 2006)EventThe Federal Reserve discontinues publishing M3 money supply.
March 23rd, 2005 (March 23 2005)EventThe United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, refuses to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo s feeding tube.
March 23rd, 2005 (March 23 2005)EventA major explosion at the Texas City Refinery kills 15 workers.
March 23rd, 2004 (March 23 2004)EventAndhra Pradesh Federation of Trade Unions holds its first conference in Hyderabad, India.
March 23rd, 2003 (March 23 2003)EventIn Nasiriyah, Iraq, 11 soldiers of the 507th Maintenance Company as well as 18 U.S. Marines are killed during the first major conflict of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
March 23rd, 2001 (March 23 2001)EventThe Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.
March 23rd, 1999 (March 23 1999)EventGunmen assassinate Paraguay s Vice President Luis Maria Argana.
March 23rd, 1996 (March 23 1996)EventTaiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.
March 23rd, 1994 (March 23 1994)EventAt an election rally in Tijuana, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is assassinated by Mario Aburto Martinez.
March 23rd, 1994 (March 23 1994)EventAeroflot Flight 593 crashes in Siberia when the pilot s fifteen-year old son accidentally disengages the autopilot, killing 75.
March 23rd, 1994 (March 23 1994)EventA United States Air Force (USAF) F-16 aircraft collides with a USAF C-130 at Pope Air Force Base and then crashes, killing a group of 24 United States Army soldiers on the ground later to become known as the Green Ramp disaster.
March 23rd, 1989 (March 23 1989)EventStanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announce cold fusion at the University of Utah.
March 23rd, 1983 (March 23 1983)EventStrategic Defense Initiative: President Ronald Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles.Ronald Reagan Quotes
March 23rd, 1982 (March 23 1982)EventGuatemala s government, headed by Fernando Romeo Lucas Garcia is overthrown in a military coup by right-wing General Efrain Rios Montt.
March 23rd, 1980 (March 23 1980)EventArchbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans.
March 23rd, 1978 (March 23 1978)EventThe first UNIFIL troops arrived in Lebanon for peacekeeping mission along the Blue Line.
March 23rd, 1965 (March 23 1965)EventNASA launches Gemini 3, the United States first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young).
March 23rd, 1962 (March 23 1962)EventNS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, was launched as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower s Atoms for Peace initiative.Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
March 23rd, 1956 (March 23 1956)EventPakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the worldied in (Republic Day in Pakistan)
March 23rd, 1942 (March 23 1942)EventWorld War II: In the Indian Ocean, Japanese forces capture the Andaman Islands.
March 23rd, 1940 (March 23 1940)EventThe Lahore Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan or the then Qarardad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the Annual General Convention of the All India Muslim League.
March 23rd, 1935 (March 23 1935)EventSigning of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.
March 23rd, 1933 (March 23 1933)EventThe Reichstag passes the Enabling act of 1933, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.Adolf Hitler Quotes
March 23rd, 1931 (March 23 1931)EventBhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev embrace the gallows during the Indian struggle for independence. Their request to be shot by a firing squad is refused.
March 23rd, 1919 (March 23 1919)EventIn Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement.Benito Mussolini Quotes
March 23rd, 1909 (March 23 1909)EventTheodore Roosevelt leaves New York for a post-presidency safari in Africa. The trip is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic Society.Theodore Roosevelt Quotes
March 23rd, 1908 (March 23 1908)EventAmerican diplomat Durham Stevens is attacked by Korean assassins Jeon Myeong-un and Jang In-hwan, leading to his death in a hospital two days later.
March 23rd, 1903 (March 23 1903)EventThe Wright Brothers apply for a patent on their invention of one of the first successful airplanes.
March 23rd, 1896 (March 23 1896)EventThe Raines Law is passed by the New York State Legislature, restricting Sunday sale of alcohol to hotels.
March 23rd, 1889 (March 23 1889)EventLand Run: President Benjamin Harrison opens Oklahoma to white settlement starting on April 22.
March 23rd, 1889 (March 23 1889)EventThe free Woolwich Ferry officially opens in east London.
March 23rd, 1889 (March 23 1889)EventThe Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was established by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India.
March 23rd, 1879 (March 23 1879)EventWar of the Pacific was fought between Chile and the joints forces of Bolivia and Peru. Chile successfully took over Arica and Tarapaca which left Bolivia as a landlocked country.
March 23rd, 1868 (March 23 1868)EventThe University of California is founded in Oakland, California when the Organic Act is signed into law.
March 23rd, 1857 (March 23 1857)EventElisha Otis s first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway New York City.
March 23rd, 1848 (March 23 1848)EventThe ship John Wickliffe arrives at Port Chalmers carrying the first Scottish settlers for Dunedin, New Zealandied in Otago province is founded.John Scott Quotes
March 23rd, 1821 (March 23 1821)EventBattle and fall of city of Kalamata, Greek War of Independence.
March 23rd, 1806 (March 23 1806)EventAfter traveling through the Louisiana Purchase and reaching the Pacific Ocean, explorers Lewis and Clark and their "Corps of Discovery" begin their arduous journey home.
March 23rd, 1801 (March 23 1801)EventTsar Paul I of Russia is struck with a sword, then strangled, and finally trampled to death in his bedroom at St. Michael s Castle.
March 23rd, 1775 (March 23 1775)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: Patrick Henry delivers his famous speech -"give me liberty or give me death" at St. John s Church in Richmond, Virginia.Patrick Henry Quotes
March 23rd, 1708 (March 23 1708)EventJames Francis Edward Stuart lands at the Firth of Forth.
March 23rd, 1568 (March 23 1568)EventPeace of Longjumeau ends the Second War of Religion in France. Again Catherine de Medici and Charles IX of France make substantial concessions to the Huguenots.
March 23rd, 1174 (March 23 1174)EventJocelin, abbot of Melrose, is elected bishop of Glasgow.

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